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The MLG Collection


1901 Pan-American Issue
 
 
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Lot 22
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1901, Pan-American, 1¢ green & black, center inverted (Scott 294a), canceled by the killer portion of a St. Louis World's Fair slogan cancel without year date; tiny thins, faint horizontal crease and reperforated at top; fresh, Fine to Very Fine appearance, Less than 50 used examples believed to exist, used being much rarer than unused, with 1970 P.F. certificate.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

A RARE USAGE OF A ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR CANCEL.
Current Bid$5,250
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Lot 23

1901, Pan-American, 1¢ green & black (Scott 294), First Day, Buffalo, NY, Picture Post Card, 1¢ tied by a light May 1, 1901 Exposition machine cancel on an Exposition picture postcard featuring the "Electric Tower", to New Haven, Conn.; small corner crease at lower right, otherwise Very Fine, with only 14 believed to exist, 8 are on cover, 6 are on cards.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,200
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Lot 24

1901, Pan-American, 1¢ green & black (Scott 294), First Day, Bryn Mawr, PA, Postal Card, 1¢ tied by one of two strikes May 1, 1901 Bryn Mawr, Pa. duplex cancel on a 1¢ postal card (UX14) to Paris, France, May 11 Paris receiver at lower left, New York transit c.d.s., also May on reverse; stamp with a straight edge, Very Fine, with only 14 believed to exist, 8 are on cover, 6 are on cards, and only two to foreign destimations, the other to Vienna, Austria.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

ONE OF ONLY TWO 1¢ FIRST DAY POSTCARDS TO A FOREIGN DESTINATION.

An unusual First Day Cover with First Day postmarks from two different cities, the Bryn Mawr at 11 a.m., the New York at 8:30 p.m.

Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 25

1901, Pan-American, 1¢ green & black (Scott 294), First Day, Milwaukee, WI, 1¢ tied by a May 1, 1901 Milwaukee, Wis. machine cancel on a small, neat unsealed cover to Bangor, England; backstamped Bangor on May 11, Very Fine. The corner card is that of the Cosmopolitan Correspondence Club—the 1¢ stamp paid the U.P.U. printed matter, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000

With only 14 believed to exist, 8 are on cover, 6 are on cards
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Current Bid$2,200
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Lot 26

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), First Day, Denver, CO, 2¢ tied by a clear May 1, 1901 Denver, Colo. machine cancel on a locally addressed cover; light soiling, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$700
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Lot 27

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), First Day, Chicago, IL, Advertising envelope, tied by a clear May 1, 1901 Chicago machine cancel on a pristine illustrated advertising cover for The Chicago Brush Co., to Springfield, Ill., with Springfield backstamp the next day, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 28

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), First Day, St. Paul, MN, 2¢ tied by a clear May 1, 1901 St. Paul, Minn. machine cancel on a cover to Boston, Mass. with a National Mercantile Agency corner card; backstamped Boston on May 3; small opening tear at upper left, light file fold left of the stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$600
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Lot 29

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), First Day, Paterson, NJ, Advertising envelope, 2¢ tied by a clear May 1, 1901 Paterson, N.J.16 machine cancel on a locally addressed cover with a James, Ingis, Jr., Stationer corner card; very faintly toned along left and bottom edges, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$450
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Lot 30

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), First Day, Buffalo, NY, Exposition envelope and seal, 2¢ tied by a light May 1, 1901 Exposition machine cancel on a fabulous multicolor Niagara Envelope Co. Exposition cover featuring the "Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building", also bears an Exposition label; to Hoboken, N.J. (backstamped May 2); stamp with a tiny corner crease, still Very Fine, with 1970 A.F.D.C.S. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR OF THE 13 TWO-CENT FIRST DAY COVERS ON EXPOSITION CARDS OR COVERS.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 31

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), First Day, Buffalo, NY, Exposition envelope and seal, 2¢ tied by a clear May 1, 1901 Exposition machine cancel on an black & white Exposition cover featuring the Exposition logo, to Milwaukee, Wis. (backstamped May 2); stamp with a tiny corner crease, still Very Fine, with 1976 A.F.D.C.S. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

ONE OF ONLY 13 TWO-CENT FIRST DAY COVERS ON EXPOSITION CARDS OR COVERS.
Current Bid$1,300
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Lot 32

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), First Day, Newburgh, NY, Advertising blue envelope, 2¢ tied by a clear May 1, 1901 Newburgh, N.Y. flag cancel on a cover to Chester, Conn. with a Chaser Mfg. Co. corner card; backstamped Chester the next day; stamp perfs clipped at right in opening, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 33

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), First Day, Providence, RI, 2¢ tied by a clear May 1, 1901 Providence, R.I. flag cancel on cover to New London, Ct., Very Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$900
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Lot 34

1901, Pan-American, 2¢ carmine & black (Scott 295), First Day, Seattle, WA, 2¢ tied by a clear May 1, 1901 Seattle, Wash. machine cancel on a locally addressed cover with a Stone, Fisher & Lane corner card, reduced just a tad at left in opening, Very Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 35

1901, Pan-American, 1¢, 2¢ & 5¢ (Scott 294, 295, 297), First Day, Boston, MA, B.L. Drew envelope, including an extra 1¢, used with a 2¢ 1st Bureau (279B), tied by Boston, Mass. double ovals on a slightly oversize registered cover with a B.L. Drew & Co. corner card to New York City; a violet boxed "Registered, Boston, Mass., May 1 1901" handstamp also ties the 1¢ & 2¢ stamps; May 2 New York distribution handstamp on reverse, Very Fine, Ex-Fisher.
Scott $17,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000

A UNIQUE COMBINATION FIRST DAY COVER.
Current Bid$4,250
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Lot 36

1901, Pan-American, 1¢, 4¢ & 5¢ (Scott 294, 296, 297), First Day, New Bedford, MA, B.L. Drew envelope, tied by Boston, Mass. double ovals on a slightly oversize registered cover with a B.L. Drew & Co. corner card to New Bedford, Mass.; postmarked with a beautifully struck violet boxed "Registered, Boston, Mass., May 1 1901"; May 2 New Bedford receiver on reverse; light horizontal file fold across bottom, reduced a bit at left, Very Fine, Ex-"Aristcrat", with 1998 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $16,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

ANOTHER UNIQUELY FRANKED FIRST DAY COVER.
Current Bid$6,250
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Lot 37

1901, Pan-American, 4¢ deep red brown & black (Scott 296 & 298), First Day, Boston, MA, each tied by Boston, Mass. double ovals on a slightly oversize registered cover with a B.L. Drew & Co. corner card to Cleveland, O.; postmarked with a violet boxed "Registered, Boston, Mass., May 1 1901" handstamp; backstamped Cleveland on May 3; light horizontal file fold across bottom, several edge flaws, otherwise Fine, with 1972 A.F.D.C.S. certificate.
Scott $27,500.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

ANOTHER UNIQUE PAN-AMERICAN FIRST DAY COVER FRANKING.
Current Bid$8,500
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Lot 38

1901, Pan-Americans complete (Scott 294-299), First Day, Buffalo, NY, Exposition envelope, tied by Pan-American Exposition machine cancel (day, time & station number blank) on red cacheted Exposition envelope to Rochester, N.Y., handstamped "Buffalo, N.Y., May 1 '01" c.d.s., flap with blue and red Exposition label; 10¢ with a straight edge, opened at bottom and partially at top, Very Fine. Includes original letter, in part, "As a little souvenir from the Pan-American accept this envelope with the full set of the new stamps.".
Scott $30,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED CACHETED EXPOSITION FIRST DAY COVERS BEARING A COMPLETE SET.

There are only 15 recorded Pan-American first day covers bearing a complete set. Examples of any cacheted first day covers from the Exposition are rare.

Current Bid$10,000
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